Wednesday, January 21, 2009


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Thursday, January 15, 2009

I'm Back!

Before I post some follow up on the trip, as well as a top 10 image countdown from the whole journey. I want to just drop a "I'm Back Smorgasbord" (does anyone even know what that means?) I try to explain it every time, but basically its a huge plethora of things on a table to munch on. So here you go.

Did you see the Jet crash into the Hudson river? NYtimes
This actually gives me hope. I always thought water landings never produced survivors.
The Pilot deserves a medal. Plus a key to the school of "How to avoid huge flocks of birds while piloting a jet"

My Grandmother passed away this week. Its been tough on our whole family, but we all know she really is in a better place. She was such a quirky woman, the best grandmother ever! She was an early financial teacher for me, as well as many other wonderful things. See you in Heaven Dorothy, thanks for everything.
My Sister Sonora wrote something amazing about her HERE

My Aunt Died this week too. I didn't really know her very well. The only thing I really knew was she was hindu,she brought our family a pretty purple bowl when she ate in the bus with the family for the first and last time. We had the bowl for what must have been 15 years... Her husband Jim is my dad's brother, (a talented musician). He still lives in India. I'd love to see him soon.

Its flooding big time in Stanwood WA. (my hometown)
These photos by Noel Rusk Culbertson say it all.
Jo-Dilly posted nearly the same post before me. See MORE HERE

Gran Torino. Starring: Clint Eastwood. Directed By: Clint Eastwood Produced By: Clint Eastwood. Another few Oscar nominees for Mr. Eastwood? I'd say so. I saw it tonight...I got some tears from it. Great movie. Heavy.

Remember this shoot I did right before I left? Quail. Go buy their new line if you're a lady. Go buy their new line for your lady if you're lucky enough to have one. Valentines day is so damn close!

Alright crew. I'm off to bed. Thanks again for reading. Sorry to all of my KC and Richard readers nothing for you... I've been asked to refrain from details.
Hope all is well around the world right now.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Our Beach

Palawan was wild.
Amazing weather.
Perfect water.
Mangos for breakfast,lunch and dinner.
Scuba Diving.
Swimming all day.
BAM. I'm ready to start work. it was my much needed once a year all out vacation and an end to the adventure that is the Philippines.

I'm boarding a flight back to LAX tonight.

Hung out with Filipino superstars Richard Gutierrez & KC Concepcion.
They were filming their newest movie "When I met you" on our mini island.
I guess KC is like the filipina Megan Fox and Richard is the Filipino Zac Efron... or something of that sort. KC's yoga instructor Al was my island volleyball/cocktail friend for a few days until he left. Justine KC's god sister was fun to chill with as well.

Anyways. Heading home now!

We hiked up to Eagles Point

Audrey and I built a sand wall. it turned into a pool when the tide came in.

Cocktail after cocktail.

I still had energy after the long hike
This place was amazing! I highly recommend it. I'll write more about this later!
Cheers and maybe I'll see you sometime soon in the states!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Loboc,Bohol :Trip Day 11 *REAL DEAL*

That little building to the left is where we ate a bunch of our meals. about the middle of the image is where we slept in huts. The place is "Nuts Huts"

I have 12 min to write this because my laptop is nearly out of power and this place doesn't have an outlet anywhere.
So I'm going to post images and write details under each usual.

Here goes.

We're in Bohol. We found a boat to take us up river to a location I found online called nuts nuts.

the river was nasty.

Arriving at Nuts Huts.Relaxing in the hammock at the top of Nuts huts.
200 stairs in total.

Dining area at Nuts Huts

Rice patties on the roadside on our motorcycle ride to the Chocolate Hills.
More hiking.
Chocolate hills...spearmint chocolate.

thats a flippin huge moth!
Stopping at a cathedral + the view from one of the Chocolate hills.
10 minutes before our motorcycle mudslide crash.
Nite at the huts.

Searching through the rainy forest for Tarsiers

We found some! Those are Tarsiers!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Loboc,Bohol :Trip Day 11 *Teaser*

This part of our journey has been the hardest.
Sickness,motorcycle accident wounds,bug bites,constant sweat, hard beds,freezing showers...Among all of this comes great reward. I'll post more later.

Nuts Huts:
Chocolate Hills:
Being Sick:
Motorcycle Accident:

"Time Travel"

My friend Eric Trine is in China. He had a good perspective about the "Time Travel" that happens when flying to Asia. HERE.
I feel the same way Eric. Its 8:30PM the 8th of Jan. here in the Philippines but its 4:30 in the morning on the 8th in LA. So weird that I lost a day coming here and will gain a day when I go back...unless of course I fly the other way around the world.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Bohol, Philippines Day 7

We're in Bohol. Tonight will probably be the last night/day I have internet for awhile.
Audrey and I flew into Tagbilaran yesterday and drove around trying to find a place to sleep. We finally found a spot and have been here ever since. Its a nice little spot on the beach. they call it a "resort" but its far from that. A good location non the less.
Here's a few shots from our journey here.
I rented a bike today. So worth the 800 pisos for 8 hours (about $17)

Friday, January 02, 2009

Tagaytay Volcano

A long drive in the back with 4 people on a 3 person seat was well worth it when we arrived to the viewing deck to see the active Volcano. The smell wasn't pleasant, neither was the lines to use the bathroom... But a fun experience non-the less.

PS. I'm sitting in the McDonalds here... they serve rice.